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Donatello

Inventor of the Renaissance

Donatello, Maria mit dem Kind („Pazzi-Madonna“), Detail, ca. 1422, Marmor

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Donatello, Maria mit dem Kind („Pazzi-Madonna“), Detail, ca. 1422, Marmor

After almost forty years and for the first time in Germany, the exceptional artist Donatello will have his own major special exhibition. The exhibition in the Gemäldegalerie focuses not only on the complexity of his work, but above all on his influence on the development of Renaissance art as a whole, not least on painting.
The Florentine sculptor Donatello (c. 1386 - 1466) is one of the great pioneers of the Italian Renaissance. His contemporaries already recognized his outstanding importance, and clients from all over Italy - including Prato, Siena, Padua, Rome and Naples - sought his works.
Donatello was a versatile innovator who - always open to technical and artistic developments - experimented tirelessly with materials and aesthetic expression. These include the consistent use of central perspective, the rediscovery of terracotta, his pioneering achievements in the field of bas-relief such as the bronze equestrian monument, and the exploration of the most diverse human emotions in representation.
A special exhibition of the National Museums in Berlin in cooperation with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Musei del Bargello, Florence, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Runtime: Fri, 02/09/2022 to Sun, 08/01/2023

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